Debt relief is just the first step toward racial equity in agriculture, say senators – March 23, 2021

Debt relief is just the first step toward racial equity in agriculture, say senators The federal promise of $4 billion in debt relief for minority farmers, part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, is a step toward justice, said three Democratic senators on Monday. They said the… Continue reading

Stabenow, Boozman urge Congress to make child nutrition a priority this year – March 19, 2021

Stabenow, Boozman urge Congress to make child nutrition a priority this year Debbie Stabenow, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and John Boozman, the committee’s ranking Republican, said on Thursday that Congress should apply the lessons learned during the pandemic to strengthen and expand key child nutrition policies this year…. Continue reading

Vilsack calls for structural changes in U.S. food distribution systems to deal with hunger, equity – March 18, 2021

Vilsack calls for structural changes in U.S. food distribution systems to deal with hunger, equity Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stressed the need for structural changes to U.S. food distribution systems in order to tackle hunger, strengthen equity, and increase access to school meals during his keynote address Wednesday at the… Continue reading